At UN “Climate” Summit, Pelosi and Democrats Ignore Reality
Written by Alex Newman
During a congressional trip to the United Nations 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) on “climate change,” Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.; shown) ignored reality and claimed the United States was still committed to the “climate” fight and the UN “Paris Agreement.” “We came here to say we’re still in,” Pelosi said at the UN summit in Madrid. However, in the real world, President Donald Trump, who ridiculed the man-made warming alarmism as a “hoax” to benefit Communist China, is still the president. And under his administration, the U.S. government is still in the process of leaving the controversial and illegitimate UN deal.
Beyond ignoring the fact that a skeptic of the hypothesis is still sitting in the White House, Pelosi also misled UN COP 25 attendees about Congress, too. “Our delegation is here to send a message that Congress’s commitment to take action on the climate crisis is iron-clad,” Pelosi claimed. In reality, just a tiny handful of fringe Republicans — dubbed Republicans in Name Only by political analysts — publicly support “action” on “climate.” In fact, it was major news a few weeks ago when one freshman Republican senator joined with a Democrat to create a “Climate Solutions Caucus.” Despite the effort to mislead the world, though, delegates at the UN summit are well aware of the lack of American support.
During a 30-minute press conference in Madrid, Democrats chose not to focus on Trump or the fact that Americans elected a president who boldly rejected and ridiculed the hypothesis underpinning their agenda. Instead, the coalition of radical U.S. lawmakers spent much of their time emphasizing the fact that some of America’s most leftist city and state governments were handicapping their own economies and raising the cost of living for the people they represent under the guise of fighting “climate change.” Overall, they sounded detached from reality, observers said. At the end of the press conference, some of the Democrats even shouted: “We’re still in!”
Critics ridiculed the House Speaker and her fellow Democrats in the delegation for sounding so out of touch with the real world. “Pelosi and the rest need a lesson in the U.S. Constitution and how foreign policy is lawfully made in this country,” said Craig Rucker, president of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), a free-market environmentalist group. After that, the CFACT chief volunteered to teach the Democrats a basic civics lesson.
Rucker, a staple at UN gatherings, also highlighted the fact that the ongoing UN summit was literally being run by actual socialists — socialists busy promoting global socialism under the guise of saving the environment. Among the socialists bigwigs called out was UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, a Socialist Party member who led the Marxist-oriented Socialist International before becoming UN boss.
At the previous UN climate summit, held in Poland late last year, the Trump administration dispatched a group of senior officials to host a “side event.” The topic:
The many benefits of so-called fossil fuels such as oil and coal, including cheap and reliable energy to power industry, heat homes, and cook food. UN climate alarmists were fuming. Lower-level bureaucrats from the U.S. State Department continued to participate in the conference as if nothing had happened. But the message was heard loud and clear, with summit attendees cursing Trump and America throughout the entire summit. Today, America is once again a net exporter of “fossil fuels” such as oil for the first time in decades. No White House officials are expected at the UN summit this year.
Ahead of the trip, Speaker Pelosi and her team promised they would attend to reassure the world that America was still onboard the UN agenda to supposedly fight climate change, according to a statement released by her office.
“It is a privilege to accompany a high-level Congressional delegation to Spain to combat the existential threat of our time: the climate crisis,” Pelosi said. “On behalf of the United States Congress, I extend my gratitude to the Spanish government for hosting this critical meeting, and for elevating the priority of the climate crisis to the forefront of the international conversation.”
“Taking action to protect our planet is a public health decision for clean air and clean water for our children, an economic decision for creating the green, good-paying jobs of the future, a national security decision to address resource competition and climate migration and also a moral decision to be good stewards of God’s creation and pass a sustainable, healthy planet to the next generation,” the California Democrat declared. “On behalf of the U.S. Congress, I am proud to travel to COP25 to reaffirm the commitment of the American people to combating the climate crisis.”
Among the members who traveled to Madrid with Pelosi was Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), the legislator who wanted federal authorities to prosecute those who reject the man-made global-warming hypothesis under anti-Mafia statutes. Whitehouse had initially said he was not planning to attend the COP25 summit, citing a busy schedule and the lack of interest among others in Congress. However, with a House delegation going, it appears he changed his mind, allowing Pelosi to claim she led a “bicameral” delegation to the UN conference.
The fact that about a dozen far-left Democrat lawmakers showed up at the summit
“signals the broad consensus of the United States of America in favor of climate action,” Senator Whitehouse claimed, without noting that the delegation represented less than 3 percent of Congress. “Unfortunately we are having to fight our way through a bit of a blockade by the fossil fuel industry,” he continued, ignoring the fact that Big Oil — and especially the oil-wealthy Rockefeller dynasty — have been among the chief promoters of the UN’s agenda. “The America that you know—the America of leadership, the America of progress, the America of confidence, the America of clean and green energy…. That America will be back.”
Also with the delegation were many of the most totalitarian Democrats in Congress including Representative Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Representative Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), Representative Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Representative Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), Representative Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Representative Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Representative Mike Levin (D-Calif.), Representative Sean Casten (D-Ill.), and Representative Joe Neguse (D-Colo.).
While at the UN conference, Speaker Pelosi said a number of House committees under Democrat control were working on different components of a “broad plan” to supposedly deal with the planet’s climate. “This climate action plan will be an extraordinary opportunity to really invest in the clean energy economy,” said Pelosi, who led the tax-funded congressional delegation across the Atlantic on CO2-spewing aircraft. The details of the plan were not made clear, but analysts said they have virtually no hope of making it through the U.S. Senate or being signed into law by President Trump.
Aside from ignoring political realities, Democrat lawmakers at the global event, along with UN bureaucrats and representatives of other governments and dictatorships in attendance, also ignored the science. In particular, they pretended not to know about the growing amount of scientific evidence discrediting the man-made global-warming hypothesis underpinning the entire UN climate scare. Numerous high-profile and prestigious scientists are in Madrid right now to educate policymakers. Participants at the UN summit, though, are not interested in the truth, experts at COP25 told The New American magazine from the summit.
For years, climate skeptics in the United States have felt relatively confident about the man-made warming battle. For one, most Americans rejected the hypothesis in polls. And among Republican officials, there was virtually unanimous opposition to the whole premise.
However, there is a method to the Democrats’ apparent madness and seemingly unhinged gloating. The exploitation of children as political props, and the accelerating indoctrination of children in government schools, has breathed new life into their agenda. Democrats may sound detached from reality — for now. But if they succeed in brainwashing another full generation of American children in public “education,” the calculus changes dramatically.
The New American magazine will have a team on the ground at the COP25 starting this weekend. Stay tuned for more updates as the global elites and their tax-funded rent-a-mobs work to impose global shackles on humanity under the guise of saving the planet. The battle is far from over.
Alex Newman is a foreign correspondent for The New American who has travelled the world reporting on the UN’s climate agenda. He can be reached at [email protected] or through Liberty Sentinel Media. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU or on Facebook.
Courtesy of The New American